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      We’re still doing this?  Absolutely!  Despite all the compelling reasons to just let everyone go home and enjoy and extended offseason, this is not an option.  The games must be played, and therefore we the long-suffering fans will feel compelled to watch.  Even games no reasonable football fan would choose to watch like, for example, today’s Redskins Jets game.   

      Today’s convergence of sadness features the 30th ranked scoring offense (Jets 14.4 ppg) versus the 32nd (Redskins 12.0 ppg).  The first team to 15 wins!  With no playoff aspirations the compelling story lines for this game are largely limited to watching young players (hopefully) develop.  Dwayne Haskins gets his first home start and Derrius Guice is back from injury.   
       
      My, reasonable, goals for today’s game:  
      1- Score a touchdown 
      2- Score more than 17 points.   
      3- Haskins throws for 200 yards or more with no interceptions  
      4- Guice runs the ball at least 10 times and finishes at 3.5 yards per carry and healthy.  
       
      Hoping for a win at this point feels like setting myself up for disappointment, so I’m happy to settle for an entertaining loss.  
       
      Special thanks to @pez for some excellent Guinness beef stew.  If you absolutely have to stand in a frozen parking lot at 9am, the best place to do it is at the Extremeskins Tailgate with Pez and @Huly.  Great fans, great people. 
       
      The Redskins have declared for the following players as inactive: 
      Paul Richardson  
      Colt McCoy 
      Deshazor Everett 
      Chris Thompson  
      Ross Pierschbacher 
      Vernon Davis  
      Tim Settle  
       
      The Jets declared the following players as inactive  
      Nate Hairston  
      Darryl Roberts  
      Paul Worrilow 
      Matthias Farley  
      CJ Mosley  
      Jordan Willis  
      Leo Koloamatangi 
       
      1st Quarter - Redskins 0 - 6 Jets
      If you wanted to sit in the cold and watch a football game with some Jets fans at FedEx, but were worried that there were not enough seats available, I have good news.  There’s plenty of space available, so come on down and prove you’re a real fan by sitting though this in person.
       
      Jets dominated the 1st quarter even though they only scored 6 points.  The reason being that Washington managed only 13 yards of offense and a single first down.  
       
      Question: Is it still a check down pass if the QB never looks at anyone else?
       
      2nd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      The Jets have achieved an insurmountable 13 point lead early in the 2nd quarter.  All hope is lost.

      Is there a more perfect example of the Redskins offense than their first scoring drive in the 2nd quarter?  Interception gives the Redskins the ball on the Jets 16 yard line.  They proceed to march 10 yards backwards before kicking a field goal from the Jets 26.  It's perfect.  Two or three more field goals we can call it a day. 

      The Jets score again and if feels like they are are just piling on at this point.  Three touchdowns in the first half for them, just three points for the redskins.  Our streak of no touchdowns has now extended to 15 quarters. 
       
      3rd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      There is a spider slowly descending from the ceiling in the press box and it's the most interesting thing that's happened during the third quarter of this game. 
       
      I have decided to allow the spider to live, provided it does not touch me.  I'm off to get some more caffeine. 

      4th Quarter - Redskins 17 - 34 Jets
      The first wave of Redskins fans, the few that are here, started streaming towards the exits after that 4th Jets touchdown.  As if the Jets didn't have this game wrapped up in the 2nd quarter. 
       
      Jet have now more than doubled their average points per game and have matched their season high of 34 points (and they missed two field goals in this game). 
       
      TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS!  THE DROUGHT IT OVER!  Guice took a short pass from Haskins  all the way to the house.  2 point conversion is successful on a pass from Haskins to Quinn. 
       
      The Redskins score another touchdown!  This feels like an embarrassment of riches, even if we are still certain to lose this game. 
       
      End of Game.
       
      Let's review those reasonable goals I mentioned earlier:
       
      1- Success.
      2- Close enough, I'm counting it
      3- Haskins did throw for over 200, but unfortunately did have an interception. 
      4- Guice was not given the opportunity to run the ball ten times today.  He did however score on a 45 yard TD pass and finish the game healthy.  I'll take it.
       
      Even though the Redskins lost, it was good to see the offense show some faint signs of life and end the streak of games without a TD.  The team looked competitive for much of the second half, and perhaps they could have made this a fun game if they carried that same energy throughout.  It was good to see Guice and Mclaurin show out today.  I think both of them have a future with this team that I look forward to seeing. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

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9 hours ago, Riggo#44 said:

From Brewer's article that just twist my stomach over the Haskins pick:

 

 

Haskins is talented, but he's a terrible fit here, another square peg wedged into a round hole becuase of a familial tie--let's be honest if he didn't play with Snyder's son, would there be this much demand for him? 

 

He requires patience and coaching. Not sure which we have less of.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/04/26/redskins-selection-dwayne-haskins-deserves-pat-back-healthy-dose-skepticism/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.6497ef6d36f4

 

I think Brewer is a hater, plain and simple. Too much negativity in his article.

 

Don't think Haskins is a bad fit here. He was arguably the best QB in the draft. Think some are mislead on the Snyder's son/Haskins connection. Don't think they played together.  Thought they just went to the same school at different times. I'll have to double check that. 

 

I wanted O-line, but can't be mad at getting the top QB IMO. Now, we need to get him some weapons and some O-Lne protection. 

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2 minutes ago, DWinzit said:

Fully agree with you on the safeties (love Adderly) and CB's but must ask, why is Ya Sin so low? I think I would have them Murphy, Love Ya Sin, Long and Wiliams equal.

I’d add Layne and Oruwariye in the mix there, though I’d have to back and watch all these guys if I were looking at fit for the ‘Skins.  

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53 minutes ago, The Consigliere said:

 

I liked him a lot pre-combine. He'll need to be a bit of a black swan, in that Keenan Allen/Anquan Boldin mold, and I'm terrified of him at a discount, as I was of Brown at a premium. If Harmon is there at 96 or round 4, he'd be worth it. My concern is nothing sticks out in the profile. The one and only thing I like is that he produced all 3 seasons, he put up a solid freshman year, he improved as a sophmore and produced a legit season, and then put together his best breakout performance as a 21 year old sophmore. As such he's interesting. How'd he do it? Physicality. How'd he do it without quetzalcoatl wings/arms? there reasonably long, but not overly so. Maybe he just did it with "want it" more than the other guy. Which makes him very interesting indeed. 

 

 

From my observation the dude plays with ferocity especially as to contested catches.  His style reminds me a lot of Harry.   But he also gets open.   I saw one draft geek type say he struggles to separate but I don't see that.  He's open a lot.  How does he do it?  That's hard to see without having coaches tape.  I'd guess he's good at how he stems his routes but he finds a way.  Somehow with his pedestrian speed he also gets open deep.    He was one of the more fun guys to watch at receiver.  I've probably watched give or take 18 receivers now.  And I was surprised he was fun to watch. 

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43 minutes ago, Rex Tomb said:

Yikes... bad news for KC regarding Tyreek Hill.  The child abuse case was reopened by investigators. He's been suspended indefinitely by the team.

 

Good. Football has no meaning at all when someone is beating up a child. The recording was disgusting and disturbing to say the least.

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4 minutes ago, clskinsfan said:

 

Good. Football has no meaning at all when someone is beating up a child. The recording was disgusting and disturbing to say the least.

Hes done, he wont find work in the NFL. If the Skins even consider him, I'll quit being a fan until this regime is gone. 

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Was hoping a good CB would fall to us. Not looking as likely now. Amani Oruwariye would be my favourite out of whats left. 

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Jachai Polite is still there. Man, I think he’s tough to pass on. But they probably will. I’m not sure what direction they’re going to go in.

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Part of me wants the skins to package a third and a fifth to get back in the second. 

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.... We could have had DK Metcalf at 46 if we'd stayed put.  I have high hopes for Montez Sweat, but that stings a little.

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1 minute ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

.... We could have had DK Metcalf at 46 if we'd stayed put.  I have high hopes for Montez Sweat, but that stings a little.

Love Metcalf but theres enough value at WR that I wouldn't lose sleep. The talent at edge rusher hit a bit of a cliff after Sweat imo.

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5 minutes ago, Morrison J said:

Love Metcalf but theres enough value at WR that I wouldn't lose sleep. The talent at edge rusher hit a bit of a cliff after Sweat imo.

 

Was no way to know that DK would still be there at 46 either.  This has been a very strange WR class.  It's like the hose is kinked up because everyone thinks they can wait another round to get someone.

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Stunned that Deebo is the only WR taken.  Titans, Philly, Rams, and Colts could all take WRs.  

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52 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

When do we approach the threshold of comfort in trading up for one of these good receivers?

 

I'd say where the cost would be our second 5th and 6th round pick. So the around the beginning of the 3rd round maybe...

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Drew Sample one of my guys goes in the 2nd round.  wow.  I like him.  Best blocker IMO who has some ability to catch aside from Hockenson but the 2nd I think is a reach

 

Eagles want to add speed or so I keep hearing wonder if DK is their guy now

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So a 2020 1st and our late 3rd for Houston’s 2nd and 2020 2nd to pick up DK? Would you pull that kind of trigger? He’s not falling past KC

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3 minutes ago, Skin'emAlive said:

So a 2020 1st and our late 3rd for Houston’s 2nd and 2020 2nd to pick up DK? Would you pull that kind of trigger? He’s not falling past KC

 

 

Heck no!

 

Next year's WR class is LOADED.  

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1 minute ago, mhd24 said:

 

 

Heck no!

 

Next year's WR class is LOADED.  

 

Man, you are right. Judge Judy! 

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6 minutes ago, Skin'emAlive said:

So a 2020 1st and our late 3rd for Houston’s 2nd and 2020 2nd to pick up DK? Would you pull that kind of trigger? He’s not falling past KC

 

What are you smoking? I'd never give up a 1st to move up 20 slots in the 3rd round.

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1 minute ago, Skin'emAlive said:

 

Man, you are right. Judge Judy! 

 

Ruggs, Wallace, Lamb, Higgins, and Shenault.

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